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Impact Wrestling Cancelled By Spike TV

Via IMPACT WRESTLING The death knell that’s seemingly been sounding for years is finally real for TNA Impact wrestling. As reported by TMZ, Spike TV contacted Impact TNA President Dixie Carter late last week to inform her of their decision. From my own personal sources, Spike TV executives have been reviewing the product for at least the last few months as the renewal date for...
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Stephen A. Smith Is Leaving ESPN Radio For Sirius Following His Rant On Domestic Abuse

Getty Image Stephen A. Smith went from being a loud, annoying sports personality on ESPN First Take to being a loud, annoying *******, all in a matter of seconds. When he said that women shouldn’t “provoke wrong actions” in reference to Ray Rice going Buster Douglas on his wife, quite a few took exception to it. He was then forced to take to Twitter and defend himself, but...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC on Fox 12 Results And Live Discussion: Robbie Lawler Vs. Matt Brown

Getty Image The past two UFC cards have been REALLY AWESOME, and this one, UFC on Fox 12, looks REALLY AWESOME on paper. Part of me thinks this means it will be a lackluster card, but most of these match ups feature dudes that are physically incapable of having bad fights. Please take a moment to check out the With Leather Staff Predictions, we all worked really hard at those jokes...
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The Best And Worst Of Smackdown 7/25/14: Woof Woof, Daddy’s Comin’ Home With The Gold!

WWE He couldn’t have done it without you Pumpkin Spice Latte and Mocha! Pre-show Notes: - Hey folks, I love you at least as much as Miz’s mom loves him, so share this report! Don’t be like Miz’s dad and withhold that share affection! - Follow With Spandex on Twitter and Facebook. Follow yours truly on Twitter too! We’re rebuilding our With Spandex followers from the ground...
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UFC On Fox 12 Predictions: A Big, Cartoon Ball of Violence

Getty Image The unstoppable machine known as UFC programming rolls on for another weekend of fights. Saturday night’s UFC on Fox 12 looks like a really awesome card, so let’s dive right into the predictions! Important Standings of Note Jessica: 164-90-2 (64%) Burnsy: 164-89-3 (64%) Vince: 89-44-1 (66%) Danny: 123-56-1 (68%) New York Ric: 36-26-1 (57%) GhostFace: 6-7 (46%) Spilled...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Bryan stopped a burglar at his home in Phoenix

Via WWE NETWORKDramatic reenactment of Monday's events Daniel Bryan may be off of television for the foreseeable future, but that’s not stopping him from getting physical (oh god oh god be careful oh god) to prevent a home invasion. According to an Arizona ABC affiliate, Bryan spotted the door to his house opening from the inside as he arrived home with his wife (WWE’s Brie...
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The Best And Worst Of Impact Wrestling 7/24/14: E-C-SCHLUB! E-C-SCHLUB!

Via impact wrestling Hi friends! I’m back from vacation, and ready to jump right into TNA Impact: Escape to New York. A few things: - I wrote about my adventures in New England, overcoming personal fears, and attending the Chikara show in Boston last weekend. Check it out! - Share, comment, tweet, tumbl, and tell everyone you know about With Spandex, and the articles we work hard...
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Stephen A. Smith To The Ladies: If You Don’t Want To Get Beat, Don’t Piss Off Your Man

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is a shout-y assclown renowned for saying impossibly stupid things, but today on First Take – during a discussion about domestic violence and professional athletes — he may have said the stupidest thing he’s ever said: “We keep talking about the guys. We know you have no business putting your hands on a woman…But what I’ve tried to employ the...
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WWE Released Trailers for ‘See No Evil 2′ And ‘Leprechaun Origins’ During SDCC

Via YOUTUBE WWE, trying to top such cinematic gems as “the one where Triple H drove a bus or something,” released trailers for two upcoming original WWE productions today during San Diego Comic Con: See No Evil 2 and Leprechaun: Origins. The first sees Glen Jacobs, WWE’s Kane, return as Jacob Goodnight. He’s here to tell you about the benefits of liberty and voluntary association...
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Sting Alludes Heavily To Wanting To Compete In A WWE Ring, And That Contract’s Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

YouTube Sting is going to be in a WWE ring soon. I can’t source that anywhere, but it’s happening. A month ago and forever before that, Sting coming into WWE to compete (and face the Undertaker, or whatever) was fantasy booking. A few weeks ago it became a reality, but only in video games. Then, a Sting t-shirt popped up on WWE Shopzone. Then the San Diego Comic-Con happened...
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Watch Keith Olbermann Annihilate The NFL For Being Tougher On Weed-Smoking Than They Are On Wife-Beating

ESPN2 If you’re an NFL player who gets caught smoking that EVIL wacky tobacky, you will be suspended for four games. If you’re an NFL player who gets caught beating his wife and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in New Jersey, you will be suspended…wait, seriously, only two games? There’s something seriously wrong with the NFL’s priorities (weed = EVIL; domestic...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best And Worst Of WWE NXT 7/24/14

Via WWE Pre-show notes: - This week’s show is here, for your viewing pleasure. - With Spandex is on Twitter, so follow it. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also follow me on Twitter - Share, if you would: Please click through for the Best and Worst of WWE NXT for July 24, 2014.Filed under: ProWrestling, Sports Tagged: ADRIAN NEVILLE, BEST AND WORST OF NXT,...
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An MLB Player Used Matthew McConaughey’s Chest-Thumping Chant As His Walk-Up Song

Paramount Pictures The best thing about being a professional baseball player isn’t the admiration of millions, or the money, or the groupies, or hanging out with Hank — it’s choosing your walk-up music. If I were, say, the starting shortstop for my New York Mets (which I probably could be), the song I’d pick to greet my walk to home plate would be something like “Hatebreeders”...
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Eddie Vedder Turned Last Night’s Cubs Loss Into A Beautiful Family Affair

Getty Image The Chicago Cubs were absolutely walloped by the San Diego Padres to the tune of 13-3 last night at Wrigley Field, but that probably didn’t cause too many fans to shatter their monocles. Regardless of how many games they lose and seasons go by, the Cubbies still have the best celebrity sports fans in the world, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stopped by last night...
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Fighter Dogs Power Rankings: Part Two

Twitter Hey fight fans, remember several months ago when I ranked the dogs owned by professional mixed martial artists? Well, as soon as I started sharing that post, I was told how much of a big dummy I am for not including several other punchmans and punchwomens pooches on the list. Since I hate to disappoint, I’ve scoured the realms of twitter and instagram, looking for fighters...
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Queen photobombs a selfie at the Commonwealth Games

Via Twitter While the rest of the sports-loving planet is worn out from all of that World Cup action from last month, a new batch of athletes are currently in Glasgow, Scotland competing in the Commonwealth Games. Much like the Olympics and World Cup, the Commonwealth Games take place every four years, and there are a bunch of countries that are eligible to compete, but a lot of...
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The Rock Will Cut Promos On People Who’ve Wronged You If You Call Them During An Interview

Via YouTube The Rock is doing press for Hercules everywhere he can, whether it’s The Tonight Show, Reddit or ESPN. His latest stop is to talk to the cats at Screen Junkies … specifically one cat whose Rock fandom overpowers any journalistic intent he might’ve walked into the interview with. They’ve run into one another before (back when Rock was promoting Pain & Gain...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sting Just Made A Surprise Appearance At WWE’s Comic-Con Panel

Via Twitter From left to right: Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Daniel Bryan. So, uh, that picture’s blowing my mind. The story so far: pro wrestling legend Sting has never wrestled in WWE. NWA, WCW, TNA, sure, he’s wrestled in all of those. Never WWE. He made a cryptic tweet earlier this month with the date 7.7.14. It was a Monday, so people thought he was gonna show...
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Chael Sonnen And Vitor Belfort Fought The Nevada State Athletic Commission. Who Won?

Via Imgur Yesterday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission convened to review several open cases. Usually, things like this don’t get much press, since it’s typically just old fighters applying for licenses, but yesterday was special. Vitor Belfort, one of those old fighters, was applying for a license to fight in Las Vegas, the first time fighting in the United States since 2011...
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Rowdy Roddy Piper Says Mark Wahlberg Is Playing Him In A Rowdy Roddy Piper Biopic

Via WWE/Disney “Just when they think they got the answers, I change the questions. Say hi to your mother for me.” In news that seems to be desperately tying together With Spandex and Film Drunk, WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper claims there’s a movie being made about his life, and that Mark Wahlberg will be playing him. According to The Observer, Piper namedropped Wahlberg...
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Pro wrestlers unite to help young cancer patient with wish

YouTube Late last week, the Internet got together to have an ugly cry over the story of Danny Nickerson. If you missed it, Danny is a 5-year old Massachusetts boy with an inoperable brain tumor, and all he wants from the world to help him in his battle against cancer is birthday cards. Via ABC News: Danny Nickerson, of Foxboro, Massachusetts, will turn six on July 25. He was diagnosed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

So, What The Hell Is Going On With #WWETransformed?

Twitter WWE isn’t great at being cryptic. Over the last ten years or so, the only answers to cryptic photos, videos or tweets have been, “it’s Chris Jericho,” or, “it’s the Undertaker.” That’s it. There’s always an IT’S STING element, but a video game pre-order bonus is the closest that’s ever come to being true. The hashtag #WWETransformed made its debut...
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Another Day, Another Badass Handling His Business On ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Only a week after we watched in astonishment as Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to conquer the American Ninja Warrior course and punch her ticket to Las Vegas for a shot at Mt. Midoriyama, the show is delivering another amazing “Holy crap!” moment. Joe “The Weatherman” Moravsky was already set to return to Las Vegas when he took on the course in St. Louis, but he wanted...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your First Look At John Cena’s Heel Character In ‘The Nest’ And Oh God, He Has Neck Tattoos

Via WWE Earlier this month we told you about John Cena’s role in the upcoming film The Nest, wherein he’ll play a bad guy (gasp) who antagonizes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at a house party. If that scenario wasn’t weird enough on its own, an on-set photo with a fan has revealed Cena’s look for the film and hahaha holy crap you guys. John Cena with neck tattoos. John Cena...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The World Is Not Enough: A Chikara Road Diary

Via Zia Hiltey As some of you may remember, I love Chikara and will tell anyone about it whether they’re willing to listen or not. Last week I somehow managed to sneak a Chikara show into my boyfriend’s vacation plans, so if you would like to remain spoiler-free for the Boston (and a little bit of the New York) show, I suggest you bookmark this for when you get caught up, or...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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